2018 Kunoh Gerbera
Yuki Nakano is a flying winemaker, a recent phenomenon indulged by that of young vignerons who, instead of committing to one plot, chase seasons all over the world. They decide what they work with, who they work with and what they produce, to an ever intriguing array of results. It’s an exercise in creativity and freedom as a winemaker, less about the beauty of growing fruit themselves. He floats mostly between Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
Gerbera is 90% Viognier and 10% Pinot Gris. It was aged in old oak for almost a year, then bottled unfined and unfiltered. It’s a sexy little floral number! Full of tropical fruit, the faint smell of hay, overripe apple. It’s textural and it’s enjoyable out in our sun drenched yards.